Tropical Storm Washi - Emergency Appeal n° MDRPH008

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GLIDE n° TC-2011-000189-PHL

This revised emergency appeal seeks CHF 5,690,410 in cash, kind, or services to support the Philippine Red Cross to assist 20,000 families (100,000 persons) for 12 months. The operation will be completed by 20 December 2012 and a final report will be made available by 20 March 2013 (three months after the end of operation).

Appeal history:

  • A preliminary emergency appeal was launched on 21 December 2011 for CHF 2,629,398 for nine months to assist 25,000 beneficiaries (5,000 families).

  • Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 200,000 was allocated to support this operation.


More than a million people have been affected when Tropical Storm Washi (local name: Sendong) struck southern Philippines on 17 December 2011 that brought heavy rains and strong winds which resulted to massive flooding and widespread damage. According to the national disaster agency, national disaster risk reduction and management council (NDRRMC), as of 17 January 2012, Tropical Storm Washi has left 1,257 persons dead, 6,071 injured and 182 missing with 441 rescued survivors. The storms and subsequent flash flooding caused more than PHP 1 billion worth of damage to agriculture and infrastructure, destroying 14,705 houses and damaging a further 37,052.